Having been a dog lover all my life, I have been fortunate enough to make it my career. After conducting group classes and private lessons through a major pet care chain for three years, I ventured out on my own to open Dog’s Play and Training Center in 1999. For seventeen years, I cared for thousands of dogs at my facility which offered training, daycare, boarding and grooming. In 2016, my husband, Joe and I sold Dog’s Play and opened Just Rewards Dog Training. This new venture allows us the opportunity to concentrate solely on helping dogs and their owners with their training needs.
I am a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and continue to update my education attending training seminars by leaders in the industry such as: Patricia McConnell, Emily Larlham, Sue Sternberg, Terry Ryan and Clicker Expo.
After completing grooming school, I joined Dog’s Play in 2006. Owning a daycare and boarding facility was a great opportunity to learn so much about dog behavior. I have also completed the foundations course with the Karen Pryor Academy. This academy is the hallmark of positive, force free training instruction. I look forward to continuing my education with those who promote humane and modern training methods.
We understand dogs and the humans who love them.
Specializing in in-home training, we can help set you and your dog up for success. Private training, in your dog’s home environment, allows us the opportunity to see how you and your pet interact. From here, we are able to customize the right training plan to guide you to a more positive and rewarding relationship.
Using positive, scientific-based training methods, the sky’s the limit to what your dog can learn. We will never use fear or intimidation to train your dog. Behavior that is rewarded is repeated!